'The Valley of the Thames', Keeley Halswelle

Countryside with blue sky, white clouds and a river

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Halswelle combines an extensive view with almost photographic detail in this painting showing the Thames running north between Dorchester and Little Wittenham. Day’s Lock is prominent in the middle distance. Halswelle was one of Holt’s favourite artists. He owned four of his works, and valued this one highly enough to give a picture by Tissot for it in part exchange.

Artwork Details

Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Date: 1882
Accession No: WAG 237